You Say You Want To Root Your Phone?
"We've already run down how to root nearly any Android phone under the sun, but if you haven't bought yours yet, you may want to check out which are the most root friendly. This list will show you."
Here's a handy guide to the best phones for rooting and which ones are likely to keep their ability to root in the future. As always, anything can change at any time, but most manufacturers have a proven track-record when it comes to the openness of their devices.
On a related note, Sony Ericsson seems to be one of the more open companies when it comes to helping potential rooters, so their devices may be worth checking out if you're in the market.
How much does root-friendliness factor into your decision when buying a new phone or tablet?